Professor Vassilios G. Agelidis is the Director of the Australian Energy Research Institute (AERI) and Professor of Power Engineering at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecomunications at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
Professor Agelidis is one of Australia’s leading authorities on efficient electricity grid technologies and power engineering. He has done extensive research in the field of ‘smarter’ grid infrastructure and sustainable energy systems incorporating solar and wind energy sources.
In 2004, Professor Agelidis received the UK’s most prestigious research fellowship for a young researcher, the Advanced Research Fellowship from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
Formerly the EnergyAustralia Chair of Power Engineering at the University of Sydney, Professor Agelidis was also a member of the review panel of the CSIRO research theme on Energy (2009) and is a reviewer of research proposals submitted to the Australian Research Council and occasionally for the Research Councils of Singapore and Canada. He was an invited expert witness to the Australian Senate Committee on Energy and Fuels in December 2009 giving evidence for key energy issues.